Social Security

Members of PEERS are presumed to be participating members of the federal Social Security and Medicare programs. With few exceptions, PEERS members with sufficient Social Security-covered employment should be eligible to receive full benefits from Social Security and Medicare, as well as PEERS benefits.

In limited cases, your Social Security benefit could be affected by other income sources defined by Social Security, such as railroad pensions or pensions from non-Social Security covered employment (like PSRS). In addition, if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits as a spouse or surviving spouse, there may be a reduction of your spousal Social Security benefit, depending on your individual situation. We recommend that you contact your local Social Security Office, call the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213 or visit for further information.